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Finance Manager, MI-SBDC

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance/Budget/Payroll

Position Title:  MI-SBDC Finance Manager

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a collaborative and energetic Lead Center Team
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in working within the field of business accounting, finance or auditing
  • Contract management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in personnel management, supervision of professional-level staff, budgets and finance, and multi-site organizational policies/procedures
  • Strong experience in financial management in environments using spreadsheets and database tools
  • Management history showing sound organizational skills, and timely achievement of quality results in a fast-paced work environment

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Grant Management Certification
  • Federal grant management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • MBA
  • Audit experience
  • Certified Public Accounting credentials
  • Two to three years of experience in a fund development role

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Management of the financial operations of the MI-SBDC, including grants management functions and the financial operations of the MI-SBDC network’s eleven regional service centers
  • Create and manage reporting needs of the Lead Center and eleven regional offices
  • Responsible for providing financial analysis and highlights to MI-SBDC leadership
  • Oversee Lead Center and eleven Regional Center budgeting, expense report review and  payment processing
  • Management of the contract administration and compliance activities of the MI-SBDC, including the development and implementation of performance and compliance standards and procedures
  • Oversee systems/procedures which are mutually acceptable to GVSU and the U.S. Small Business Administration for efficiently processing MI-SBDC transactions through university, economic development and community college offices that host the MI-SBDC service centers
  • Audit responsibilities, including federal and university audits of the Lead Center and audits of the eleven Regional Centers
  • Manage the relationships with Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) in Washington, D.C. related to financial management

About the MI-SBDC: The MI-SBDC is an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start and existing business grow. We do this by listening to our customers and supporting them with a combination of our expertise and tools. Our customers say it best: “You can’t google everything, when you need to talk with an expert, that’s where the MI-SBDC comes in.  -Sean Gartland, Feast Gourmet Kitchen”

You fit in with our culture if you have a passion for helping the community in which you live.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  MI-SBDC/Academic & Student Affairs

Campus: Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus 

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  A cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts are required.  The cover letter and resume are required at the time of application. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  August 30, 2019. The position may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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